While it does not replace good legal counsel, this Guide sets a framework to help entrepreneurs understand how different business structures can impact their criteria and goals. Though we initially intended to create a guide specifically for local food enterprises, the information and themes proved to be universal, and so we offer this industry agnostic guide.
Redefining Open Space: The Case for Protecting Open Space in the Sea… Why I Give: Sam Warton and Chris Waters Bike Across the Country for CLF… Progress Report: Keeping the Lights On: Forcing the New England Governors’ Energy Plan Out of the Back Room… Five Questions for: Ivy Frignoca
A Natural Solution: Green Infrastructure is Transforming Stormwater Management for the 21st Century… Progress Report: Help Protect Cashes Ledge from Devastating Bottom Trawling… Why I Give: Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg on CLF’s Impact… Five Questions for: Elena Mihaly
Hitting Its Stride: The Transformation of Our Energy System is Reaching its Tipping Point… Clean Solutions for Dirty Water: Stopping Nutrient Pollution from Laying Waste to Our Waterways… Pioneering Ocean Planning: Making Room for All the Fish (and More) in the Sea…Funding on the Move: Solving New England’s Transportation Puzzle… A Model Investment: Building Healthy Communities One Neighborhood at a Time
This report contributes to efforts across New England to promote a more regionally focused, healthier, economically vibrant, resilient, just and environmentally sustainable food system for New England.
Created to inform and enhance state- and regional-level discussions about food hub placement and food system development, the models and information provided in this analysis can help food entrepreneurs, investors, and policy makers frame their decisions on the placement, design, and support for food hubs in underserved areas of New England.
Coming Clean: CLF’s Clean Water Enforcement Project works to keep our waters healthy… Protecting Ocean Ecosystems: Habitat protection under threat in New England… Thank You to Our Generous Donors: Your support helped us reach our year-end fundraising goal… Five Questions For: Max Greene, Staff Attorney, CLF Rhode Island
Natural Gas: Friend or Foe? CLF’s work to keep gas in check… Enforcing Water Quality Standards on the Cape: CLF lawsuits spurred action on water quality… Cool Globes Exhibit in Boston: Our involvement in the public art display on Boston Common… Five Questions For: Kate Saunders, Vice President, Development
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC) have created a $30 million private equity fund model that will consider the community, environmental, and health benefits of a proposed project as well as the financial risks and returns. The model, known as the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund (HNEF), will result in investments that have the potential to transform neighborhoods, strengthen population and environmental health, and promote regional equity − while providing investors with financial and social returns.
Ocean Habitat Protection: For the Sake of Cod & Country… Enforcing Water Quality Standards Across New England… Out with the Old, in with the New: New England is a critical moment in energy transformation… Sustainable Agriculture: Sustainable Food: Growth and Innovation